Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference

2017 NORTHEAST STUDENT CHEMISTRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE


Abstract submission has closed!

Registration is now open on Eventbrite!

**Registration is required for all presenters and attendees. Your registration covers lunch, coffee, snacks, and free swag! 

ABOUT

The Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) is organized for students by students. It is devoted to the research of undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral chemistry students, providing an opportunity for students to share their work in a relaxing atmosphere. The day-long event features student poster and oral research presentations, awards, and catered lunch. The conference encourages students to network and get feedback from their peers. The 1st NSCRC was held April 24, 1999 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE 2017 EVENT

Registration is now open for the 19th Annual NSCRC will be held at Harvard University at the Mallinckrodt Building on Saturday April 8th.

The abstract deadline is March 15th at 11:59 PM

Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent out Monday March 20th

For questions email abstracts@nsycc.org

Check back regularly for more updates and information!


Abstract acceptance emails will be sent out shortly after the deadline. In that email, you will receive information about your presentation as well as payment and registration.

Once abstract submission is closed, registration will be opened for both
presenting and non-presenting attendees. 

For payment and abstract questions email abstracts@nsycc.org


FINAL AGENDA


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

"Science Policy in a Post-Fact World"

Dr. Laura E. Pence
University of Hartford – Department of Chemistry

Degrees & Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, Michigan State University
B.S. Lebanon Valley College

In 2016, Dr. Laura Pence was elected to the American Chemical Society Board of Directors from District I, encompassing all of New England and New York State.  She spends her day job as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hartford with expertise in environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and chemical education.  In 2012-2013 Dr. Pence spent a year as an ACS/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Policy Fellow in the office of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), where her policy portfolio featured natural resources, energy, and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis in the areas of water and forestry. Since then she has continued to explore the nexus of science and public policy, and is currently on the planning committee for a state level science policy fellowship program in Connecticut.  Dr. Pence is an outstanding educator, winning the University of Hartford’s Roy E. Larsen award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 and ranking among the top 25 professors nationally in RateMyProfessor.com’s 2014 survey.  Prof. Pence received her B.S. in chemistry from Lebanon Valley College and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Subsequently, she was a National Institutes of Health Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2011 for her programming and leadership on environmental and sustainability issues.


LOCATION

The conference is being hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. The welcome and registration table will be found at the North side entrance of the Mallinckrodt Building (12 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA 02138).

However, the main entrance will not be accessible on Saturday. Please follow the signs and the directions to access the side door. From the front entrance, walk to the left, and then take a right down the side walk under the skyway and you’ll see a sign for the entrance to the Naito Atrium.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA just outside of Boston. It is accessible by train (Red Line – Harvard Square T-stop) and by bus (#1, #66, #68, #71, #72, #73, #74, #75, #77, #78, #86, #96)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the South:
Rte. 3N or Rte. 95N to I-93N to Storrow Dr. WEST to Harvard Square exit (JFK Street). Go RIGHT on JFK St, proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

From the West:
I-90E (Mass. Pike) to Allston/Cambridge exit. CROSS bridge, LEFT on Memorial Dr. to JFK St. RIGHT on JFK St. proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

From the North:
Rte.1S or Rte. 93S to Rte. 2 Cambridge (Memorial Dr. WEST) to JFK St. RIGHT on JFK St. proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

PARKING

Important note: if you will be driving, secure a parking reservation in advance.
Parking in the vicinity of the Harvard campus is difficult and is restricted to Cambridge residents only on many nearby local streets. There is some on street short-term metered parking. Visitors are encouraged to avoid driving and instead use the area’s extensive public transit system, particularly the MBTA Red Line or MBTA buses.
If driving, please be aware that visitor parking is on a space-available basis. To purchase a parking permit (with credit card) you must register online at the University Operations Services (UOS) webpage at least one day in advance (instructions below).  The nearest lot for the CCB building is at 52 Oxford Street.  Weekday permits at available Harvard owned garages are $17.00 per day (subject to change), and lots fill up quickly, so please try to obtain a permit as early as possible.


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